Former Chief of Staff to Joe Biden Susan Platt has told Nigel Farage that the Democrats are “ready to go” and have “found their energy” in spite of fears of public unrest and even violence provoked by the midterm elections. The elections will be held November 8, with all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 Senate seats being contested.
President Biden’s party are projected to lose a number of seats, although this is common for the party in power during the midterms.
Former POTUS Donald Trump has also been on the campaign trail, with rumours he may announce another run at the White House for 2024.
Ms Platt said on GB News: “[In] the last 100 years the party in power in the White House has lost an average of 29 seats [in the midterms].
“So given that, in all honesty we are prepared to lose some seats.
“I was there in Philadelphia when President Biden gave his speech, and it was powerful.
“I will tell you, a lot of people are concerned about our democracy; now depending on which party you’re in there’s different concerns.
“We have some different perspectives, but they’re also concerned about the violence that’s happening, and the divisiveness.”
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“If you look at the cyclical events of this year we were up, we were down, we were up, we were down.
“All of a sudden in the last few days I’ve talked to Democratic friends, particularly in Pennsylvania saying ‘I’m really feeling good!’
“Democrats have found their energy, we’ve all got our energy and we’re ready to go!”
According to the polling website FiveThirtyEight, the Senate race “slightly” favours Republicans but House elections are expected to result in a more convincing GOP victory.